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Sudan Protests: Doctors Say Civilians Hit With Live Bullets As Death Toll Rises To 7

BoomRadioNG | January 18, 2022
Doctors in Sudan say the number of people killed by security officers during Monday’s pro-democracy protests in Sudan has risen to at least seven.
The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said civilians were shot with live bullets, calling it “a massacre by the coup authorities who were seeking to disperse the protests”.
Reports say several injured civilians could be seen bleeding heavily in streets after security forces fired tear gas to block protesters from approaching the presidential palace in Khartoum.

Sudan Protests
Abbasher, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Doctors say more than 70 people have been killed during the many pro-democracy demonstrations – most were shot or hit by tear gas cannisters.
Female protesters have also been sexually assaulted.
Sudan’s ruling military council has said it will establish an anti-terrorism force to counter what it described as “potential threats”.
Monday’s protests come ahead of a planned visit by the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and the country’s new Horn of Africa envoy.
Their first stop is Saudi Arabia where they are discussing possible ways of restoring a transitional government.
Ademola Adejuwon

Written by BoomRadioNG

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